Pick your own strawberries
Nothing beats fresh produce straight from the source, especially strawberries. When exploring the historic German town of Hahndorf, don’t go past Beerenberg Farm. Through the months of November to April, you can pick your own strawberries. Out of these months you can still visit the farm shop to purchase locally made goods.
Animal Encounters at Monarto Safari Park
Spend the day at Australia’s largest open range zoo, spanning more than 1,500 hectares and home to more than 500 animals. Jump on the zu-loop bus or explore the park by foot.
Monarto Safari Park, Murray River, Lakes & Coorong
Credit: Ben Goode
Step Back in Time at Old Tailem Town
Wander the streets of one of Australia’s largest pioneer villages, Old Tailem Town. Learn about what life was like for settlers during 1860-1960. Known to be SA’s most haunted town, take the chilling ghost tour at night.
Photo op: Get on the back of an ostrich
Jump on the back of an ostrich statue on the shores of Lake Albert in Meningie. This ostrich stands to tell the true story of the infamous and most eccentric bushranger of South Australia, John Francis Peggotty.
Photo Op: Selfie with the big lobster
You can’t drive through Kingston SE without meeting local ‘Larry the Lobster’. Make sure you tag your selfies with #larrythelobster.
Stroll or drive on long beach
Take a walk along the pristine sand of Long Beach in Robe. A favourite for locals and visitors alike, this stretch of sand is one of few beaches where you are able to drive your car right onto the sand.
View the great feat of engineering by a local farmer at the Woakwine Range, just before Beachport. In 1957, a tractor was used to make a cutting through the Woakwine Range to drain swampland for farming. Look out from the viewing platform into the 28 metre deep cutting.
Take a dip in the pool of siloam
Take a swim in water seven times saltier than the sea! Located in Beachport, the Pool of Siloam makes having a swim easy due to the exceptionally buoyant water. Are you willing to jump in?
Bowman Scenic Drive, Limestone Coast
Credit: Make Annese
Adventure on the Mega Playground
Let the kids run free at the Millicent nature play space and mega playground! The nature play space is a new addition to the area and provides endless fun for kids of all ages!
Learn about pre-settlement times
Take the journey back to Millicent’s pre-settlement days at the Millicent National Trust Museum. Start at the shipwreck room and follow through to see historic machinery, beautiful clothing and Australia’s largest collection of horse drawn vehicles.
Venture into Tantanoola Cave
Be mesmerised by the extraordinary display of cave formations at Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park. Once a part of the ancient coastline, take a tour into the cave to uncover what the retreating ocean left behind.
No matter what level of adventurer you are, Mount Gambier is set to take your breath away.
Explore the limestone caves, sinkholes and volcanoes that shape the unique landscape, enjoy the arts and culture scene that makes the city so vibrant and induldge in local food and wine at local eateries. With so much to see, plan to take your time and enjoy every moment!
Click here to view just a few of the experiences in Mount Gambier that you don’t want to miss. This is just a taste of what you can see and do in Mount Gambier, there’s lots more to explore.